Doctor of Philosophy in Education with Special Education Specialization, The University of Toledo
Master of Science in Education with Specialization in Secondary Education, Indiana University
Bachelor of Science in Education with Specialization in Elementary Education, Ohio University
Abell is a member of the Graduate Faculty and Professor in the College of
Education at The University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. Dr. Abell’s teaching
background is in special education and early childhood. She came to The University of Findlay as
chair of Teacher Education. She has
written several grants related to teacher education, educational technology in
the K-12 schools, and integration of technology into the teaching and learning
process in higher education settings.
Dr. Abell’s current research interests include faculty teaching styles
and student learning attributes in online courses. She currently teaches courses in grant
writing, research, collaboration and diversity in the Master of Arts in
Education and the Doctor of Education degree programs.
Research for the Teacher Leader
Education & Community
writing for Education Professionals
Project in Education
Dimensions and Perspectives on Diversity
teaching styles in online classes
learning attributes in online classes
grade: Byers Public Schools, Colorado
grade English & Learning Disabilities: Bloomington Public Schools, Indiana
Westside Montessori School, Ohio
Special Needs: Toledo Public Schools, Ohio
Special Education: College of Education The
University of Toledo, Ohio
“Student Focus: Student Focus:
Efficacy of the online learning environment for varying generations.” Best
practices panel presentation at the meeting of the World Conference on
E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education,
Montreal, Canada. October, 2012.
“Generational needs of Students in
the Online Learning Environment.” Presentation at the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional
Conference, March 2012
“Learning Preferences and Teaching
Styles: Customized Tips for Success Online.” Poster presentation at the
EDUCAUSE Midwest Conference, Chicago, Illinois March, 2010.
Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Abell, N., Cain, M. and Lee, C.Y.
(2017). Essential attributes for online success: Student learning preferences
and faculty teaching styles. Manuscript
accepted (fall 2014) for publication in The International Journal on
E-Learning, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) 16 (1).
Cain, M., Abell, N., and Cindric, J.
(2016). Inviting online learning environments in
higher education. In S. Gregory and J. Edwards (Eds.), Invitational
education and practice in higher education: an international perspective
(pp. 21-39). NY: Lexington Books.
Abell, N., Lee, C.Y. and Hatch, J.
(2010). Digital Natives and Immigrants: Meeting the varied generational needs
of online students. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of World
Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher
Education 2010 (pp. 870-871).